BYU at Gonzaga on Thursday

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

Game notes: BYU at No. 10/10 Gonzaga

BYU basketball will play at No. 10/10 Gonzaga for share of first place in the West Coast Conference. The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. PST and will be broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and televised on ESPN2.

BYU Cougars (15-5, 5-1 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Dave Rose
  • Alma Mater: Houston, 1983
  • Division I Career Record: 200-59 (8th)
  • Record at BYU: Same

No. 10/10 Gonzaga (17-2, 4-0 WCC)

  • Head Coach: Mark Few
  • Alma Mater: Oregon, 1987
  • Division I Career Record: 359-92 (14th)
  • Record at Gonzaga: Same

Game Information

  • TV: ESPN2
  • TV: Talent Dave Flemming (play-by-play), Stephen Bardo (analyst)
  • Live Video: watchespn.com
  • Radio: KSL 102.7 FM / 1160 AM, BYU Radio - Sirius XM 143
  • Radio: Talent Greg Wrubell (play-by-play), Steve Cleveland (analyst)
  • Live Audio: KSL.com
  • Live Stats: BYUcougars.com

Series Information

  • Series Record: Gonzaga leads 3-2
  • Last Meeting: Gonzaga won 77-58, 3/3/12
  • H/A/N: 1-0/0-1/1-2

Projected starters

Gonzaga (17-2, 4-0 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
13 Kelly Olynyk 7-0 F 18.0 6.8
20 Elias Harris 6-8 F 14.9 6.9
4 Kevin Pangos 6-2 G 12.1 2.2
5 Gary Bell Jr. 6-1 G 8.8 2.4
30 Mike Hart 6-6 G 2.2 3.1
BYU Cougars (15-5, 5-1 WCC)
No. Name Ht. Pos. Ppg Rpg
10 Matt Carlino 6-2 G 9.9 3.5
13 Brock Zylstra 6-6 G 7.3 3.9
3 Tyler Haws 6-5 G 21.6 5.1
12 Josh Sharp 6-7 F 4.6 4.8
0 Brandon Davies 6-9 F 18.0 7.3

Player and team notes

  • Dave Rose earned his 200th career victory with a 74-57 win over San Diego. Stan Watts is the only other coach in BYU history with 200-plus wins. Watts won his 200th game during his 12th season at the helm on Feb. 2, 1961 at New Mexico. It was his 329th career game (Watts’ career record was 371-254 in 23 seasons). Rose is in his eighth season and earned win number 200 in his 259th game.
  • Tyler Haws has scored 20-plus points in seven-consecutive games, his longest such streak this season and in his career. He opened the year with six-straight 20-point games and has 14 20-point games this season. During the last seven games, Haws is averaging 25.7 points while shooting .516 from the field, .458 from three and .878 from the free throw line.
  • Matt Carlino has scored in double figures in six-straight games (all WCC games), a career-best streak. During that stretch he is averaging 16.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.8 steals while shooting .449 from the field and .406 from three. His assist to turnover ratio during that time is 2.9 to 1.
  • In the second half against Pepperdine, BYU out-scored the Waves 46-16 to earn the 76-51 victory. The 30-point scoring margin was the biggest in a half this season for the Cougars and the 16 points are the fewest allowed in a half this season by BYU.
  • BYU has completed three comebacks after trailing at the half this season. The Cougars trailed Utah and San Francisco by nine at the half and won 61-58 and 80-76. BYU trailed Pepperdine by five at the half and came back to win 76-51.
  • BYU played its best defensive game of the season against LMU, limiting the Lions to 51 points and 30.8 percent shooting — both season bests for the Cougars. The first half was BYU’s best defensive half as the Cougars limited LMU to 20 points and 23.5 percent shooting. BYU’s 57 second half points are the most scored by the Cougars in a half all season, one more than the 56 scored against Virginia Tech in the first half.
  • Tyler Haws hit 10 of 10 from the free throw line vs. Weber State, his third game this season shooting 100 percent from the line while attempting at least 10 free throws. Haws has four such games in his career, tied for the most in BYU history with Jimmer Fredette. Haws is tied with Russell Larson (1993-94) and Roberts (1994-95) for most perfect days from the line (minimum of 10 attempts) in a season with three. Danny Ainge, Lee Cummard, Larson and Roberts are tied for second on the career list with three.
     
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